David Harbor has spoken about the possibility of reprising the role of Hopper in a Stranger Things spin-off – and who could play a younger version of the character.
“At this point, I think Hopper is a character that can exist independent of me. If they want to go back in time, move forward in time…I’d like to see another actor play Hopper and see what can be there. bring,” Harbor, who has played Hawkins’ chief of police since the series began, said QG (opens in a new tab).
If Stranger Things ever decides to go the Hopper: Origins route, Harbor even has someone in mind to play a younger version of the character: Jacob Elordi from Euphoria. “He could be as handsome as I was at 20,” Harbor jokes.
No Stranger Things spinoff has been announced, though the Duffer Brothers creators certainly have side projects in mind once the show wraps up with Season 5 of Stranger Things.
“We haven’t told anyone about our plans! Not even Netflix!” Matt Duffer told SFX Magazine. “We have a few ideas. As to whether we should do some sort of Stranger Things spin-off or sequel, for us the bar was always, ‘Is the idea exciting enough that we feel the urge to want to do it again?’ I want to feel the pull of, “God, I really want to do this. I feel really, really excited about this.” That’s why we pay attention to what it is and whether we go ahead or not.”
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